The Warwick Fire District held a vote on Tues., Jul. 2 seeking approval for a $4.6 million 30-year bond to build a new 10,000 square foot firehouse for Engine Company Station #3, located at 132 South St. Ext. in order to accommodate modern fire apparatus. The bond passed by a vote of 196 yes, 39 no, and one void.
The projected tax increase for the average taxpayer in Warwick would be $43 a year. Warwick residents are currently paying roughly $217 a year for fire tax. With the bond, the annual fire tax will raise to about $260. As of now, the bond will have a 4% interest rate.